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A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)

COLUMN: Looking back on historic fire that nearly destroyed a B.C. town

Enormous firefighting effort saved Beaverdell from destruction in 1989

A map created by the Ministry of Forests shows the activity of the Bea Fire in Beaverdell, B.C. in 1989, including one house in particular (at bottom right) that was nearly completely surrounded by flames. (Ministry of Forests)
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Minding your Ps and Qs and other mysterious sayings

Deb enjoys researching the etymology of words and phrases

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

With new growth comes problems, but also solutions

Eric provides tips on insects, pruning and fertilizing

  • Jun 30, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Novel ideas help improve life in the Bulkley Valley

Tom is inspired by people doing interesting things for charity and the environment

  • Jun 30, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For Your Consideration

The ongoing adventures of an aphantasic

Thom is finding ways to adapt to his lack of a mind’s ear

  • Jun 30, 2021
For Your Consideration
Marisca.

Teachers deserve a ton of credit for going above and beyond

Marisca thanks all the teachers for making it through another complicated COVID year

Marisca.
Tahltan driver Tom Inkster was one of the first to drive Red Chris’s dump truck with a new Tahltan-themed tray on it. (Newcrest Mining photo)

New alloy enables a path toward reconciliation

An alloy is one metal mixed with a more valuable metal to…

Tahltan driver Tom Inkster was one of the first to drive Red Chris’s dump truck with a new Tahltan-themed tray on it. (Newcrest Mining photo)
For Your Consideration

When your nomophobia starts showing, it’s time to discconnect

Thom gets a lesson in the insipience of his smartphone when it dies on the golf course

  • Jun 24, 2021
For Your Consideration
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Loggers and ranchers protecting fish habitat. Who knew?

Tom gives readers the lowdown on the Tobaggan Creek Fish Hatchery

On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

Garden creeps toward full bloom

Erik writes about watering, controlling bugs and training clematis

The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Panel helps navigation of reporting on racism issues

I attended a panel discussion this week with 57 of my Black…

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Grateful to have had several influential dads

Deb salutes the men in her life who have made her the person she is

Daresay - Deb Meissner
The Gardener’s Corner

No straw? Maybe try some grass clippings among the strawberry rows

Erik dishes advice on strawberries, irises and weeding

  • Jun 17, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Requirements for becoming a Smithereen

Tom recounts his adventures climbing the mountain and floating the river

  • Jun 17, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
For Your Consideration

When the grief comes, all you can do is embrace it

Thom remembers his dad (and others) on the on the one-year anniversary of his death

  • Jun 17, 2021
For Your Consideration
The Gardener’s Corner

Notes on the busiest time of the year in the garden

Eric’s garden is flourishing as he continues to plant, divide and conquer

  • Jun 10, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner
Daresay - Deb Meissner

Music and friends

Music has always soothed my soul in times of worry or sadness…

Daresay - Deb Meissner
Jocelyn Rheaume, Métis Video Producer/Director/Writer.

GUEST VIEW: Symbols are nice, but true compassion is what is required

Métis documentary producer hopes outpouring of emotion is not just a flash in the pan

  • Jun 10, 2021
Jocelyn Rheaume, Métis Video Producer/Director/Writer.
On the Ropes - Tom Roper

Volunteers make the valley thrive and the world go ‘round

Tom celebrates the efforts of the many people who make things happen in the community

  • Jun 10, 2021
On the Ropes - Tom Roper
The Gardener’s Corner

An early start to strawberry season and some advice on lawn equipment

Erik still likes to use a mower with a pull cord, but suggests some other options as well

  • Jun 3, 2021
The Gardener’s Corner